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Adult £22.00 £20.00
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
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Child / Adult / Carer £11.00 £10.00

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Activities & Education Centre

Due to Covid-19 precautions, the Activities and Education Centre is currently closed. We apologise for any disappointment.

Our large, indoor Education Centre is the ideal spot for younger visitors to discover more about the natural world – and also to let off some steam! The Centre includes a soft play area for young children, puzzles & games, as well as the chance to get hands on with some amazing animal artefacts!

The Centre is also home to a number of reptile, invertebrate and small mammal species  – so don’t miss the opportunity to see these amazing animals up close.

 

Curlyhair tarantula

Brachypelma albopilosum

These tarantulas are named after the long gold hairs covering their body and legs. Males are often lighter in colour than females.

measurements

Measurements

Curlyhair tarantulas have a legspan of around 15 - 17cm

habitat

Habitat

Curlyhair tarantulas are found in the rainforests of Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Central America. They are a burrowing species, often found at the base of trees.

diet

Diet

The curlyhair tarantula is mainly a nocturnal (active at night) predator, eating a variety of insects, millipedes and even small mammals such as mice.

behaviour

Breeding

Around three months after mating, female curlyhair tarantulas lay over 400 eggs in a specially made egg sac. The spiderlings are pale yellow in colour on hatching.

threat

Conservation

These tarantulas are not classed as endangered, however their numbers are decreasing in the wild due to habitat loss and collection for the pet trade. Trade in this species is regulated by the Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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